Report: Durant will be named top rookie

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Kevin Durant of the Seattle SuperSonics has been chosen as the NBA Rookie of Year, The Associated Press has learned. The person with knowledge of the vote requested anonymity because the official announcement has not been made. The honor was first reported by The Seattle Times in Wednesday's editions. The announcement is expected to become official on Thursday. Durant was the SuperSonics leading scorer in his rookie season, living up to the lofty expectations placed on him after being the national college player of the year at Texas and the No. 2 overall pick in June's draft. He had to carry the scoring load for....

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Not too much of a shocker. Give Thorton some more minutes early on, he would have had a chance. I liked Hortford too, until he started pulling all those shenanigans in the playoffs.

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I hope Al comes in #2 or #3, though I wouldn't be surprised to see the voters drop him to 13th like they did to Kaman. roll

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Sick picture David, I like it!

I would guess Al will be somewhere around 3-5. You gotta figure Hortford is 2, then maybe Scola and Al or vice versa.

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I think al is gonna fall behind scola and horford.So I say he will be the 4th in voting.

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I agree with clipshow, 4th will be as good as it gets. Scola really did play pretty nicely for Houston, 'course calling him a rookie with his big league experience overseas is kind of a misnomer, but he definitely became more and more an integral part of their playoff run as the season progressed. I like him a lot. And it's hard to deny Horford's contribution to Atlanta's success, he had a fine season and will be a force for years to come. Tough kid, very tough. Durant... well yeah, he had carte blanche as far as shots go, but he improved too, and looked a much better player towards the end of the season. We knew he'd be hard to beat out just because of the scoring opportunities. I just hope that Al (our Al) DOES make the first team. There's been a lot of talk about Moon, Landry and even Noah has his supporters. None of them deserve to beat Thornton out though, by any stretch of the imagination. Al played a better all around game than any of them, and is a much better offensive threat. If there's ANY justice he'll make the first team All Rookie squad. As David says though... after CK's shocking thirteenth place finish in the MIP, which could've ONLY been attributed to the games he missed, you just never know.

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Here are the results from the voting:

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts

Kevin Durant Seattle 90 30 5 545

Al Horford Atlanta 30 74 18 390

Luis Scola 146

Al Thornton L.A. Clippers -- 1 27 30

Jamario Moon Toronto -- -- 7 7

Juan Carlos Navarro Memphis - - 3 3

Thaddeus Young Philadelphia -- -- 2 2

Carl Landry Houston -- -- 1 1

Mike Conley Memphis -- -- 1 1

Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

For some reason Scola's specific's breakdown wasn't included, but the article on NBA.com did say that he totaled 146 points. So, Al Thornton finished fourth with 30 points, the only other double figure points scorer besides the top three finishers. I HOPE this means he makes the All Rookie Team.

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Yep you guys were right- he was 4th. Like dwb said let's see if he makes the 1st team- it'd be a travesty if he doesn't.

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Yeah it should be Navarro, Thornton, Scola, Horford & Durant as 1st team.

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Al Horford is OVERRATED. I think it was a bad choice. Thornton should have finished at least 3rd

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The thing is Hortford puts up numbers on a team that made the playoffs. Averaging close to a doub doub is pretty impressive.

I could not imagine why Al would not make first team. The only way he wouldnt is because of the position he plays. You figure you would call Hortford a C, Scola PF, Thor a SF, Durant (a long, tall) SG, then i guess Navarro. Do they even do All Rookie team based on position tho?

On a side note, remember pre-season all the hype Marco Bellinelli of the warriors, an he never got in during the season!

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Yeah about Bellinelli I think it has been a little strange...It's obvious that he should have had more opportunities as the rookie he is. But it seems this is the nelson's mentality with the rookies considering that Brandan Wright who was a top ten pick last year hasn't played either. IMO not to play the rookies systemathically is a narrow minded position.

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